Engineering for Change

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Rob Goodier

A New Framework for Creating Meaningful Technology in Africa [Research Brief]

February 26, 2018

Is it possible that aid organizations hand out technologies to Africans that are actually tools of colonialism? And could...

Guest Author

Five Operational Lessons Nonprofit CEOs Can Learn from the Closure of SIMLab

February 19, 2018

Before the Social Impact Lab (SIMLab) closed its doors in January, CEO Laura Walker McDonald published an honest and...

Guest Author

What We Can Learn from the Closure of SIMLab

Before the Social Impact Lab (SIMLab) closed its doors in January, its CEO Laura Walker McDonald published an honest...

Mayarí Pérez

Made in Guatemala: Clean Water and Nutrition Technology in Central America

February 17, 2018

Guatemala is a Central American country with great opportunities to innovate. Despite immense natural resources such as rivers, lakes,...

Rob Goodier

Five Questions with Dr. Kommy Weldemariam, IBM’s Master Inventor

February 13, 2018

Komminist Weldemariam is IBM’s first Master Inventor in the company’s African labs. Kommy, as he is known, owns 65...

Guest Author

ICT in the DRC: Challenges, Solutions and Opportunity

February 10, 2018

Poor Internet access and a lack of electricity cripple startups and other commerce in the Democratic Republic of Congo....

Evan Thomas

Head in the Stars, Work on the Ground

February 7, 2018

The space program can provide valuable insights to engineers working on global health challenges. I am a professional emailer....

Cristian Birzer

Service Learning or Voluntourism?

February 6, 2018

One of the biggest threats we face as engineers working in global development is not lack of funding, and...

Guest Author

Empowering the powerless: Let’s end energy poverty

February 2, 2018

“Power to the people,” the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific...

Rob Goodier

Hello Tractor’s Business-Saving Pivot from Hardware to Software

January 30, 2018

The “smart” tractor company closed its manufacturing operation to focus on agricultural ICT. By September of 2016, an agricultural...


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